Woman’s Head Net (Noken)

A noken is worn hanging from the head to the back and is considered part of a Dani woman’s dress. It is woven in knotless netting from various brown shades of twisted bark fiber string. One side of this bag is further embellished with yellow and white orchid fibers.

Title: Woman’s Head Net (Noken)

Artist: Unknown

Creation Date: 1982

Geography: Indonesia, Papua, Baliem Valley

Culture: Dani

Medium: Bark cord, orchid fiber

Technique: Knotless netting

Dimensions: 73 x 47.6 cm. (28.74 x 18.74 in.)

Classification: Costumes; accessories

Credit Line: Gift of Fleur Hampton in memory of Dr. O. W. Hampton, 2020

Object ID: H123-DAHN019